Reality Check: The ‘Leftist Agenda’ of the Deseret News

July 20th, 2021 1:15 PM

In an opinion column published this week, the executive editor of Salt Lake City’s Deseret News, Hal Boyd, says his newspaper doesn’t have “a leftist agenda.” Saying his newspaper has no bias — that’s what an editor gets paid to say, of course. So what’s the case?

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TILT: The Deseret News’s Political Bias in 2020 Congressional Race

September 21st, 2020 8:00 AM

One of the closest congressional contests in 2020 is the race for Utah’s 4th district, pitting freshman Democrat Rep. Ben McAdams against former NFL player and businessman Burgess Owens. The district's newspaper, The Deseret News, has created a favorable environment for the Democratic candidate and his message, even as it repeatedly hammers the Republican on an array of personal…

Study: Utah Papers Pound Mike Lee for Leading Anti-ObamaCare Fight

November 6th, 2013 10:01 AM

Since the end of the partial government shutdown last month, national newspapers have zeroed in on conservative Utah Senator Mike Lee as a potential political casualty due to his leadership in developing the strategy of using the federal government’s October 1 funding deadline as a way to stop ObamaCare. “After a 16-day government shutdown, it’s Lee who faces a revolt within his own party,”…